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Crime Trial of San Antonio man accused of killing UTSA coach heads to closing arguments

21:31  13 november  2019
21:31  13 november  2019 Source:   expressnews.com

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Closing arguments are expected Wednesday morning in the murder trial of a San Antonio man accused of killing a UTSA coach during a party in 2012.

a man smiling for the camera: Leandre Vonzell Hill is accused of killing Randall Perkins, 20, around 2 a.m. on March 24, 2012.© /Courtesy Photo

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Randall Perkins, 20, served as an assistant coach for the lacrosse team at the University of Texas at San Antonio. A 2010 graduate of Smithson Valley High School, Perkins played football, lacrosse and ran track.

He was shot in the back around 2 a.m., March 24, 2012, at a party at the Aspen Heights student apartment complex in the 6500 block of Hausman Road. Witnesses said Perkins attended the party with friends but was shot after he tried to break up a fight between guests and uninvited guests.

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Leandre Hill was charged with murder and surrendered to authorities a few weeks after the slaying. Prosecutors working for then-Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed dismissed the case in 2014, along with an accusation of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for injuring Paul Benavides the same night.

Prosecutors reindicted the case in 2017.

Defense attorney James Tocci argued that no witness ever identified Hill as the shooter. He said 20-25 people went to the party, which spilled over into the parking lot, and it was difficult to tell who the gunman could have been.

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“He’s not the guy,” Tocci told the panel in his opening statements last week when the trial began in the 379th state District Court.

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Prosecutor Jessica Schultz argued the altercation started when Hill and his friends arrived uninvited at the party and began jumping up and down on cars, denting them.

She told the panel Hill was the only person identified with a firearm at the party and that he walked toward Perkins and shot him as the man turned away.

The case is being heard by Judge Ron Rangel.

If convicted, Hill faces up to life in prison.

Elizabeth Zavala covers county and state courts in San Antonio. Read her on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | ezavala@express-news.net | Twitter: @elizabeth2863

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